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Ep 3: Trishaw Rider

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Lai Foong Moi painted the Trishaw Rider in 1961. It is more than a portrait of everyday life in Singapore. Depicted at a moment of rest and playing a nose flute, the artist pushes one to think about the labourer beyond his profession. What are his hopes and aspirations? What was life like for working-class Singaporeans in the 1960s and 1970s?

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